With his children
Uncle Ray had such an enthusiasm for life, and lived his in a way that is worth celebrating. If you have any great memories of Uncle Ray, please feel free to leave a comment or link to your own blog.
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My favorite memory: While still living in Vegas, we took a trip to the Cottonwood area to visit the family. One afternoon, we all met at Uncle Ray's house. We spent the day enjoying the back yard--Preston took Jaxon for a ride on the quad (Uncle Ray had built up a little dirt track for him and Russell and Ashley to enjoy), and the kids had a good time chasing Uncle Ray's three pigs around. Jaxon was 10 months old, and spent the majority of the time being toted around by all the family members. Once Uncle Ray got a hold of him, they took off chasing one of the pigs around the yard, Uncle Ray ran in a half-crouch, holding Jaxon out in front of him, close to the ground, so he could get a good look at the pigs. I don't know which of them laughed harder, or who was having more fun. The game ended, though, when Uncle Ray decided to try to get Jaxon to ride a pig, which promptly scared the ever living daylights out of both the pig and Jaxon--and made Jaxon cry.Making friends again